Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 11, 2014
NUVOtv, the premier English-language destination for Latino entertainment, will debut the official film selections for its NUVO POINT OF VIEW: THE EMERGING LATINO FILMMAKERS showcase on Saturday, November 15 at a screening held in conjunction with NewFilmmakers LA film festival (NFMLA) at the AT&T Center in Downtown Los Angeles.
In addition, the televised special by the same name will include exclusive interviews with the filmmakers and host Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin, Filly Brown), and will air on Thursday, December 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Actor and SAG-AFTRA Board Member Jon Huertas (Castle, The Objective) will also lend his support to the premiere event at NewFilmmakers as one of the evening’s program presenters.
“We are extremely proud to present this exciting collection of films that showcase the work of some of the nation’s most talented aspiring Latino writers, directors and producers,” said Lynnette Ramirez, SVP of Programming, NUVOtv. “This programming will give audiences an intimate look at what drives each filmmaker’s creative process.”
NUVO POINT OF VIEW: THE EMERGING LATINO FILMMAKERS was inspired by the creative vision of Jennifer Lopez and Nuyorican Productions to feature the top talented Latino screenwriters, producers and directors and is now presenting its third showcase since debuting in March of this year. Over 900 films have been submitted for the independent film showcase to date and returning film jury members Gregory Nava, Frida Torresblanco and Michael Olmos were heavily involved in the selection process of the final four films.
AVENUES (88 minutes) tells the story of Saul Sanchez who returns home to the rough Northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Highland Park, also known as The Avenues, after serving a decade-long prison sentence. His hopes are in connecting with his daughter, whom he has never met. The film is both written and directed by Aaref Rodriguez and was shot in Los Angeles.
LUNA (12 minutes), another Los Angeles production, presents a dramatic storyline with a young girl witnessing the murder of her family by a mysterious killer. Now she must try to survive before the killer
finds her. Antonio Perez served as writer, producer and director.
MEDIATION (14 minutes) is the third film shot in Los Angeles and tells the story of a divorce mediation that spirals out of control for a husband, his soon-to-be ex-wife and their court-appointed mediator. The film was written and directed by Francisco Lorite, and produced by Lorite along with Bill Winett and actor Freddy Rodriguez.
HOW YOU DOIN’, BOY? VOICEMAILS FROM GRAN’PA (4 minutes) is a character-driven hybrid short about the pint-sized elderly Latino “Gran'pa” who leaves a series of humorous unanswered voicemails for his grandson “Davy.” William D. Caballero served as writer, producer and director. The film was shot in New Jersey.
The deadline for submissions for the network’s fourth film showcase, which will air in Q4 of 2015, is July 1, 2015. Go to mynuvotv.com for more info.
Located in Downtown LA, AT&T Center is the Presenting Venue Sponsor of NewFilmmakers LA (NFMLA). Founded in 2007, NFMLA has screened over 850+ films from over 51 countries. NFMLA boasts over 20,000 supporters locally. The organization provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized with title supporters Sony Pictures Entertainment, TheWrap, SAG-AFTRA, Variety Magazine and LA Weekly.
For information or to reserve tickets to the NewFilmmakers LA November 15th screening, compliments of NUVOtv, please visit http://www.newfilmmakersla.com.